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Expelled basketball player sues Xavier University

By DAN SEWELL

Associated Press

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player is suing the school, alleging it damaged his reputation by expelling him for what he says was a false sexual assault accusation.

Dez Wells' federal lawsuit also names the private Catholic school's president as a defendant. A statement from Father Michael Graham says the university denies the allegations and will defend its decision.

Xavier expelled Wells a year ago after a woman accused him of sexual assault. A Hamilton County grand jury then decided against indicting him, and the prosecutor publicly questioned the school's expulsion.

Wells, who is from Raleigh, N.C., was a freshman star for Xavier. He transferred to University of Maryland and was a top player there last season.

His lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory, punitive and special damages to be determined at trial.







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nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
So what happened to the accuser? Was there enough evidence to show that the accuser had made false accusations? If so, what actions does the state have against these false accusers? In a recent news a high school football star lost everything because of a girlfriend who made false accusations against him. He went to prison and then she admitted to lying. What happened to his accuser? Was she held accountable for her heinous actions?
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